The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Teenage drivers are the most likely to crash. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) in the USA said teens are 1.6 times likelier to be in a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 are most at risk. The HSA said teen driver deaths are increasing. The HSA said there is still a lot to do to reduce teen driver crashes and deaths. He added: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is [worrying] and [we] are keeping a watchful eye."



The HSA created a special Driving Skills for Life program. It is in 35 countries worldwide. It helps new drivers learn about road dangers and safe driving. A Driving Skills for Life spokesman said: "Programs that focus on teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping [new] and younger drivers be safer." The biggest risk for teens is in the first six months after they get their license. It's easy to understand why parents of teens worry a lot.

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Sources
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2016/10/16/older-teen-drivers-involved-in-more-fatal-crashes-than-younger-onesdeaths-spiked-10-report-finds/
  • http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/teen-drivers-are-still-the-most-at-risk-of-crashing-study-1.3117748
  • http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2016/10/16/parents-key-reducing-teen-drivers-chances-being-crash/92226200/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Teenage drivers are the most
  2. teens are 1.6 times likelier to be
  3. Teens aged 18 to 19 are most
  4. teen driver deaths
  5. The HSA said there is still
  6. reduce teen driver crashes and
  7. The increase in teen driver fatal crashes
  8. we are keeping a watchful
  1. are increasing
  2. at risk
  3. deaths
  4. likely to crash
  5. eye
  6. a lot to do
  7. in a traffic accident
  8. is worrying

Paragraph 2

  1. The HSA created a special Driving
  2. It is in 35 countries
  3. It helps new
  4. road dangers and
  5. Programs that focus
  6. successful in helping new
  7. the first six months after they
  8. parents of teens
  1. safe driving
  2. worry a lot
  3. worldwide
  4. and younger drivers
  5. Skills for Life program
  6. get their license
  7. drivers learn
  8. on teen driving

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Teenage drivers are (1) ___________________ to crash. The Highway Safety Association (HSA) in the USA said teens are 1.6 times (2) ___________________ in a traffic accident than adult drivers. Teens aged 18 to 19 (3) ___________________. The HSA said teen driver deaths (4) ___________________. The HSA said there is still a (5) ___________________ reduce teen driver crashes and deaths. He added: "The increase in teen driver fatal crashes is [worrying] and [we] are keeping (6) _____________."

The HSA (7) ___________________ Driving Skills for Life program. (8) ___________________ countries worldwide. It helps new drivers learn about road dangers (9) ___________________. A Driving Skills for Life spokesman said: "Programs (10) ___________________ teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping [new] and younger (11) ___________________." The biggest risk for teens is in the first six months after they get their license. It's easy to understand why parents (12) ___________________ a lot.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Teenagedriversarethemostlikelytocrash.TheHighwaySafetyAssocia
tion(HSA)intheUSAsaidteensare1.6timeslikeliertobeinatrafficaccid
entthanadultdrivers.Teensaged18to19aremostatrisk.TheHSAsaidt
eendriverdeathsareincreasing.TheHSAsaidthereisstillalottodotored
uceteendrivercrashesanddeaths.Headded:"Theincreaseinteendrive
rfatalcrashesis[worrying]and[we]arekeepingawatchfuleye."TheHS
AcreatedaspecialDrivingSkillsforLifeprogram.Itisin35countriesworl
dwide.Ithelpsnewdriverslearnaboutroaddangersandsafedriving.AD
rivingSkillsforLifespokesmansaid:"Programsthatfocusonteendrivin
gbehaviorhavebeenverysuccessfulinhelping[new]andyoungerdrive
rsbesafer."Thebiggestriskforteensisinthefirstsixmonthsaftertheyge
ttheirlicense.It'seasytounderstandwhyparentsofteensworryalot.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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